Ch 11: 9th Grade English: Word Choice & Tone

About This Chapter

Students can improve their understanding of word choice and tone by reviewing this chapter. The lessons help students prepare for in-class discussions about this topic, or they can use the lessons to produce better writing responses.

Word Choice & Tone - Chapter Summary

While acceptable writing may allow students to pass their classes, exceptional writing can help them succeed academically and professionally. This chapter guides students as they learn how to improve their writing skills through the use of word choice and tone.

The user-friendly structure of all the chapters on this site makes this learning resource fun and convenient for students. With any Wi-Fi-ready device, students can access the lessons. From the chapter menu, they can scroll from topic to topic and find the lesson they want to review. By going through each of the lessons in this chapter, students should gain the skills to do the following:

  • Examine how mood and tone affect a passage
  • Explain and show examples of denotation and connotation
  • Use word structure, prior knowledge, and context clues to construct meaning
  • Determine the meaning of words by word relationships
  • Use reference materials to build vocabulary

5 Lessons in Chapter 11: 9th Grade English: Word Choice & Tone
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Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

1. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

2. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

3. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

4. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

5. Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will explore various reference materials that will allow you to increase your vocabulary. Common reference materials include dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauruses.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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